What your child can expect from Mawnan Pre-School:
A safe, caring and stimulating environment in which your child can learn through play. Development of a positive attitude and protection from early failures. To gain independence by managing away from his or her parent or carer for a time. A chance to develop at his or her own rate, to grow confidence and to have the opportunity to learn by choosing from a wide range of activities. To be a part of a group which values everyone and ensures equality of opportunity for all children and their families. A well-planned and enjoyable curriculum to enhance development.
Mawnan Pre-school are dedicated to following a healthy eating programme and are part of the Nippers Nutrition healthy eating scheme.
What can you expect from Mawnan Pre-School
Fully trained and qualified staff, with a high adult/child ratio. A balanced curriculum with a running theme, covering a wide range of topics and following the main principles of the Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) – which are:
A Unique Child – Every child is a competent learner from birth and can be resilient, capable, confident and self-assured.
Positive Relationships – Children learn to be strong and independent from a base of loving and secure relationships with parents and/or a key person.
Enabling Enviroments – The enviroment plays a key role in supporting and extending children’s development and learning
Learning and Development – Children develop and learn in different ways and at different rates, and all areas of learning and development are equally important and interconnected. Preparation for school life, as children learn to respond to simple requests and to recognise some numbers, letters and their sounds, colours and shapes. We also visit the reception class at the local school and have regular visits from the Schools Reception Teacher to encourage smooth transitions. A harmonious atmosphere – any misbehaviour will be dealt with by a member of staff, who will talk to the child one-to-one.
Characteristics of learning –
- Playing and exploring – How they engage in play
- Active learning – What motivates them
- Creating and thinking critically – The way in which they think
Key Person and Learning Journeys – Each child is allocated a Key Person who is responsible for helping the child settle into the group, ensuring that they receive activities that they enjoy and that they develop in all areas of learning. They will also be responsible for building the child’s Learning Journey, which is a collection of observations, photos, drawings and craft work. Your child’s Key Person is your first port of contact and together we hope that we can build a good and trusting relationship in which we can share information to ensure your child gets the best possible experience.
Confidentiality and Policies – We insist that anything told to us, or overheard or seen whilst a parent is in the group, is not discussed elsewhere.
Policies are available to view at the group by all parents. In addition a policy of the month is added to our weekly newsletter.